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Mavis NGALLAMETTA Ikalath #6 (detail) 2012 ochres and charcoal with acrylic binder on stretched linen 267 x 199 cm photography: Jenni Carter photograph courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary The Corrigan Collection
SALTWATER COUNTRY
23 October - 29 November 2015

Saltwater Country is a major touring exhibition that presents new works by sixteen contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Through a range of media, each artist explores diverse concepts of connection to country and what that means in their own lives.
Saltwater Country is a travelling exhibition developed in partnership between Museums & Galleries Queensland and Gold Coast City Gallery. Curated by Michael Aird and Virginia Rigney.

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Danie Mellor, dimensions (deepening stillness), 2014 mixed media on gilded panels 200 x 250cm (three oval panels, each 200 x 83cm)
ARTNOW FNQ
27 November - 15 February 2016

ARTNOW FNQ brings together emerging and established, Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists of Far North Queensland, in a dialogue about ideas relating to nature, place and the body.

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Arthur Boyd, Woman in a jinker, 1976 oil on canvas 182.7 x 175.3cm Rockhampton Art Gallery Collection, Art Acquisition Fund, purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council 1976. Reproduced with the permission of Bundanon Trust
CREAM: FOUR DECADES OF AUSTRALIAN ART
8 January - 13 March 2016

Cream is a touring exhibition of major works by some of Australia's finest 20th century artists in the Rockhampton Art Gallery's Collection. The exhibition chronicles the development of modernism in Australia between 1940-1980. Artists represented in the exhibition include Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Fred Williams, Russell Drysdale, Charles Blackman, William Dobell, John Brack, Lloyd Rees, Margaret Olley, Donald Friend and Brett Whiteley.

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Daniel Crooks, Pan No. p (doppelganger), 2012 three channel HD edge-blended digital video, sound duration 7 minutes 43 seconds Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
LIGHT MOVES: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN VIDEO ART
12 February - 10 April 2016

Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art is an exhibition drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. The exhibition includes projected and screen-based works that show the body performing in a range of real and imagined spaces.

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Hiromi Tango, Pistil, 2012 photo by Yuji Yukishiro
HIROMI TANGO ART MAGIC: THE CLIMBING TREE
20 November - 31 January 2016

Hiromi Tango is an internationally recognized artist who creates large-scale installation works that are developed in collaboration with local community groups. Once installed, the sculptural installation will extend floor-to-ceiling, with sprawling branches and brightly coloured tendrils that will continue to “grow” throughout the exhibition. During the course of the exhibition, Gallery visitors will be encouraged to create elements that will be progressively incorporated into the magical rainforest.

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Greg Dwyer, Quiet Village, oil on canvas 102 x 76cm Winner Cairns Art Society Exhibition 2014 ‘Open Category’ and Cairns Regional Council Special Open Prize
CAIRNS ART SOCIETY: 68TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION
4 December - 3 January 2016

The Cairns Art Society was founded in 1931 to 'promote an interest in art and... help individual artists to achieve their aims.' The 68th Annual Art Exhibition will showcase the successful entrants who have completed original works over the past 12 months and are competing in seven award categories.

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Hayley Gillespie, Year of the Monkey, 2015 oil on paper 900 x 800mm
YEAR OF THE MONKEY: HAYLEY GILLESPIE AND YIXUAN RUAN
5 February - 3 April 2016

Local artists Hayley Gillespie and Yixuan Ruan have collaborated on an exhibition that explores the meaning of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. Each zodiac sign represents an animal and each has a special role to play in heralding in the Chinese New Year every 12 years. Year of the Monkey is a family exhibition that encourages visitors of all ages to learn more about Chinese language and culture. An historical element has been compiled by the Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc (CADCAI) which includes early images and photos of Chinese New Year celebrations in Cairns in the 19th century.

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